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Windows 7: Username/Password incorrect for network access to new desktop

31 May 2013   #1
Mathis

win 7 64bit
 
 
Username/Password incorrect for network access to new desktop

Hello,

I have a new desktop A to replace my old desktop B. B was setup to file share (full access) independent of win 7 homegroup and was seen and accessed by my laptop (work).

Now the new desktop A can be seen by my laptop. The name AVA... (from the place I purchased it) is seen in the Network directory tree but I cannot access it. Neither the name or password will be accepted. It shows:

"Enter password to: AVA...

WORK\Shawn
[password space]....

Use another account

X The user name or password is incorrect."

Originally it had a different user name (probably AVA...) that I just switched to "Shawn".

(I did not test network between A and laptop before changing the name to "Shawn" so I cannot tell you if it worked before. Never thought there'd be a problem!)


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31 May 2013   #2
Mathis

win 7 64bit
 
 

SOLVED: Laptop ONLY recognizes original user name (Valued Customer) and not new user name (of same account). Weird.
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30 Aug 2013   #3
lalisco

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

Try this solution.
Not sure if you've managed to resolve this or not, but I had a similar problem which is now resolved. Here is my scenario: - the username on Win7 target is changed (allegedly - and you know why I say allegedly later) by choosing "change your account name" through clicking on user picture in start menu or "user accounts" in control panel. - you try logging in to win7 remotely (from server 2k3 in my case) using the new uname/password and it fails: incorrect uname/passw. - another pc in the network (xp in my case) is able to login using the new uname. If you're in similar situation, then the reason is that changing the username as said above didn't actually change the username and seems to only set a full name for the same username. to change the actual username, you need to run "netplwiz " (start menu, then just type netplwiz and enter) which shows a different looking "user accounts" window similar to "control userpasswords2" in older versions of windows. You need to have all "user account" windows closed before running this. Then select your current username, then click on properties and change the "User Name" to the new value. Notice the full name being reported as what you were expecting to be the new username.
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